UVA's Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering recently received a near 50 book donation from the family of Jack Snodgrass. Snodgrass worked at Reynolds aluminum company in Richmond and was a frequent collaborator with CESE.
This is the third such gift of books to the Center's library. Jerry Kruger (CHEM PhD), a world renown corrosion scientist, offered his collection to the library for use by center researchers. Rob Leggat (MSE 02) of US Steel
donated books to the library as well.
Some of the rarer volumes within Snodgrass set are hard to find even within extensive university library collections. The volumes will be utilized as both sources of data as well as technical references covering proposed mechanisms of corrosion damage on aluminum alloys - - a significant part of the Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering's research portfolio.
Books from the Snodgrass donation are designated by stickers inside each and a plaque in the library.